Will a PNY Quadro P2200 5GB be enough to run Unreal Engine?


My name is Michael and I was wondering if a PNY Quadro P2200 5GB would be enough to run Unreal Engine smoothly without any lag or buffering?

The reason I am asking is because I’m about to start school for game programming & development and was interested in a workstation. I will be compiling code, creating objects, and scenes, and running the games.

The graphics card has this review by PNY, featured below, the makers, and yes I do know that they’ll tell you anything you want to hear. I just want to know if it’s true or not

"The NVIDIA® Quadro® P2200 is the perfect balance of performance, compelling features, and compact form factor delivering incredible creative experience and productivity across a variety of professional 3D applications. It features a NVIDIA Pascal GPU with 1280 CUDA cores, large 5 GB GDDR5X on-board memory, and the power to drive up to four 5K (5120x2880 @ 60Hz) displays natively. Accelerate product development and content creation workflows with a GPU that delivers the fluid interactivity you need to work with large scenes and models.

NVIDIA Quadro cards are certified with a broad range of sophisticated professional applications, tested by leading workstation manufacturers, and backed by a global team of support specialists. This gives you the peace of mind to focus on doing your best work. Whether you’re developing revolutionary products or telling spectacularly vivid visual stories, NVIDIA Quadro gives you the performance to do it brilliantly."

Any answers would be greatly appreciated.

In 99.9% cases you’ll be better off with with a non-Quadro card. Are you going to drive four 5k monitors? If the answer is no, then you don’t need / want it.

The CPU / RAM / fast drive are more important for dev, unless you’re focusing on games / arch-vis exclusively. You need a beefy modern GPU to do ray tracing.

From the performance point of view, that Quado card is in the low-to-mid tier at best by today’s standard. For the price you can get a more traditional video adapter that will blow the Quadro out of the water. But you’ll be able to drive three 4k monitors only

It’s a nightmarish time for buying a GPU (reasons too numerous to mention here!); if you can get your hands on a GeForce 3060, 3070, 3080 - do that! You will not look back. The 20xx series is good, too and more easily available / aggressively priced.